So After googling 'bit ten settings' I came across this very helpful thread but its a bit old now so I thought I'd start a new one
Ive got a mk5 VW Golf and I've slowly been updating the audio.
Stock headunit as i want everything stealth
Audison Bit Ten
JL HD600/4 Amp
Hertz HSK 163 3 way passive speakers in the stock VW locations (6.5 at the back of the door by the drivers hip, 3" mid by the door handle and 20mm tweeter in the mirror triangle)
JL 10W3V3-4 in a sealed box on the left side oft he boot facing across the boot towards the right side.
I've also added lots of silentcoat sound deadening.
Its a UK car so I sit on the right side.
The rear speakers are running from the headunit but after setting the Bit Ten up with the fader split 50/50 I've now set the fader to 80/20 to the front.
I know that with my passive 3 way set up I'm going to be limited as to how much I can actually change or improve things but thats the way it is for now. I dont have any extra amp channels to move to an active set up.
So, my question is.. where do I start. I have already entered the basic TA settings based on measurements from the sub and from the mid speaker by the door handle on each door. I've also had a play with the EQ based purely on my ears. I should say that although I'm no expert, I'd class myself as having quite a critical ear and I know the sound I like... I just lack the technical knowledge to set this Bit Ten up straight away to give me that sound that I like :)
So initially I started boosting the higher frequencies but judging from that other thread thats not the best way? Rather cut all the mid frequencies to give the effect that the low and high are boosted but dont raise them above 0db so as not to introduce distortion or noise? Am I really going to notice that on my 'budget' system though? I say budget as although I feel I've bought decent components, I'm not fooling myself that this is a high quality, competition winning set up.
I've downloaded a couple of different RTA programs on my iphone but at the moment they just look like a lot of dancing bars on the screen. What am I actually trying to achieve? I've seen alot of photos and videos or people trying to get a flat line but surely that will sound a bit .... well flat? Or is it a very old school thing to have the bass and treble turned up like on car hifi's of old?
I've also got pink noise tracks on thr bit ten disc and specific tone noises from this site.. http://ampguts.com/index.php?pageid=audio_downloads#
But how do I best use them? Play them through 1 channel at a time and then try to match the volume on each side from my drivers seat?
Any help appreciated basically. As you can tell I'm pretty new to this, but im not expecting a quick fix and I'm happy to put the time in to get it set up properly.
Many thanks in advance.